What does it mean to be healthy? Most people don’t even know what health is. Dr. Miller explains health, chiropractic care, and the importance of prevention when it comes to our overall wellbeing. Plus, Dr. Miller dives deep into what it takes to grow and run your own chiropractic practice.

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Dr. Jason Miller is the co-founder of PostureWorks and is a recognized expert in wellness and lifestyle science. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Miller serves as an instructor for Chiropractic BioPhysics Seminars, teaching lectures at four chiropractic colleges and two medical schools. Dr. Miller has been honored with many awards, including the LCCW Presidents Circle, the 2007 Chiropractic BioPhysics Outstanding Achievement Award, and was named Chiropractor of the Year at the 2013 Chiropractic BioPhysics International Convention. His most significant accomplishment, however, lay within the many lives he has touched and the blessing he feels to be able to help so many people not only add years to their lives but life to their years.

In this episode, Dr. Miller opens the show discussing the meaning of chiropractic work. It’s a drugless health profession. They focus on the physical and structural aspects of a person’s health. We all start breaking down over time. Like any machine, the body gets wear and tear. A chiropractor will try to slow the wear down. Plus, they focus on being proactive and prevention-oriented. Most of Dr. Miller’s patients are already in a crisis situation. However, chiropractors can better serve people by doing maintenance before a considerable problem occurs. Our habits are worsening our degenerative processes. Even elementary kids are experiencing degenerative processes. Both the pain levels and degenerative processes are popping up more often among younger generations.

A person who is in a crisis situation has a lot more work to do. They need to stop the crisis and build more strength into their body. It takes more work for both the patient and the chiropractor to accomplish those goals. Someone who hasn’t been through a crisis is a lot less work. Our society has completely lost track of what it takes to maintain one’s health. In fact, most people don’t even know what health is. What does it mean to be healthy? Most people think being healthy means that you do not have an active complaint. However, we should be living a lifestyle that our body needs. In general, we should be building in preventative work into our health routines. 

Dr. Miller knew he wanted to run his own practice. He spent a lot of time working on his business plan. However, it was printed the day the stock market crashed in 2008 – no bank would look at the plan. There were times when Dr. Miller and his partner were worried about finances. They were never worried about providing care, though. With no marketing budget, they did some gorilla marketing and found interesting tactics to spread their knowledge. The chiropractic profession has an attrition rate because there is no business training. It’s a huge problem that chiropractic doctors do not have a background in business. Part of Dr. Miller’s business model is training other people to be successful. Stay tuned, as Dr. Miller explains Chiropractic BioPhysics and how to manage business/personal relationships. 

In this Episode: 

  • About Dr. Jason Miller [ 0:20 ]
  • What chiropractic means [ 0:55 ]
  • Our degenerative processes are getting worse [ 4:10 ]
  • Working with different types of patients [ 6:20 ]
  • Why socialized healthcare will not get to the root of the problem [ 14:50 ]
  • Collaboration between the medical profession and the chiropractic profession [ 17:00 ]
  • The options after chiropractic school [ 23:30 ]
  • About starting and growing your own practice [ 26:20 ]
  • Knowing business before starting your own practice [ 35:45 ]
  • About Chiropractic BioPhysics [ 38:00 ]
  • Managing business/personal relationships [ 44:00 ]

 Quotes: 

  • “80% of the adult population is dealing with some kind of ongoing muscular-skeletal pain.”
  • “Each individual needs to understand what it takes to maintain their health.”
  • “Disease is a lack of health within the body.”
  • “It takes ten to fifteen years for the standard of care to be adopted throughout the hospital system.”
  • “Every new patient is a puzzle that I have to figure out.”

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